Year 1 is an important year for your child. It is the point when children transition from the Early Years Foundation Stage to the Key Stage 1 curriculum.
Although the way children learn in EYFS is continued, it becomes more structured. The children will continue to develop their phonetic skills to help both their reading and writing.
I believe in working closely with parents as this allows both parents and staff to have your child at the forefront of everything. You can contact me email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning the school office on 01282 865840.
If you would like to contact Mrs Gupta, our SENCO, who works with parents of SEN children, her email address is email@example.com
If you would like to contact Miss Watson, our head teacher, her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Please read the documents below to find out more information about your child’s return to school.
We have daily phonic sessions which are pacy, fun and include interactive activities. We cannot do this without your help at home! We recommend that children read a minimum of 3 times a week and they will then become a reading star which will give them a chance to win their very own book.
We finish every school day with a class story which I and the children absolutely love and I welcome children bringing in their own stories, magazines or non-fiction texts.
We use high quality texts which engage the children, embed and aid understanding, alongside using their phonic knowledge which enables the children to write
Spelling will be sent home weekly as part of their homework and the children will be tested on them.
Any support or help from parents with spelling practise or looking at spellings whilst reading would help your child with their learning.
Year 1 spelling list
This is encouraging children to look at different problems and give reasons for their answers. It is important that we develop a quick recall of number bonds up to 10 as this lays important foundations for future learning. By practising counting forwards and backwards from any point up to 100 and also crossing the boundary of 100 could help your child in class.
Counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s and also testing them on their quick number bond recall would also be an important support for their class work.
Each topic is delivered by an exciting launch and has a very clear outcome which we work towards across each topic.
This could include visitors into our school or us organising trips out to gain a better understanding of their learning or just to simply give them a new experience.
If you would like to sign up to Class Dojo, please see your child’s teacher who will give you a unique reference number to access your child’s Dojo Points through this link…